Hometown: Portland, OR
Undergraduate Degree: B.A. International Business
Stephanie is a first-year MBA candidate. She grew up in Salem, OR (just down the road from campus!), and currently resides in Portland, OR with her partner and one-eared cat. She graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Business and a minor in Spanish Language. After working with the Donor Relations team while at UPS, she entered into the world of non-profit fundraising, and worked for two Oregon-based non-profits, SOLVE and SMART Reading.
Stephanie chose to return to the classroom to not only advance her career, but to gain a broader understanding of the for-profit and public sectors through experiential and integrated learning. She is hoping to specialize in marketing, not-for-profit management, or operations. Stephanie is also involved as the Atkinson Student Association First Year Representative. When not studying or working on a group project, she is probably spending time outdoors or attempting to master a new recipe.
"From the moment I first connected with a student ambassador, to my interview, to my class visit, I knew Willamette was special. Since starting the semester, I have felt welcomed by the faculty and staff, and really appreciate how driven my fellow classmates are. I wanted a program that would complement my experience in the non-profit sector, while also preparing me to make career moves that I wouldn’t have been able to do before. I feel extremely lucky to be at Willamette and know that my time here will only benefit me in the future."